Navigating a Free Homeschool Journey with Khan Academy: A Comprehensive Guide
Welcome back to Making Everyday Magic! I’m Shanna, and today, I’m excited to share a valuable resource for homeschooling families on a budget, look inside free homeschool with Khan Academy. In this blog post, we’ll explore the wonders of Khan Academy, focusing on how we use it in our seventh year of homeschooling. Join me as I walk you through setting up an account, utilizing its free resources, and even integrating it with Google Classroom.
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Overview of Our Homeschool Journey
In our seventh year of homeschooling for the 2023-2024 academic year, we have a second grader and a sixth grader. As requested by many, I’ll share how we incorporate Khan Academy into our homeschooling routine.
Planning a Zero-Cost Homeschool Year
In light of economic challenges and rising costs, I’ll be launching a series in the first week of December. In this series, I’ll outline how to plan a homeschool year with zero dollars spent. Stay tuned for detailed plans for elementary (third grade), middle school (sixth grade), and high school (ninth grade).
Introduction to Khan Academy
Before we explore the nitty-gritty of planning, let’s take a closer look at Khan Academy. It’s an incredible free resource offering a vast array of subjects and courses. From Khan Academy Kids for younger learners to advanced AP courses, Khan Academy has something for everyone.
Now, let’s delve into the specifics of how we use Khan Academy, with a focus on our middle school biology curriculum.
Khan Academy for Middle School Biology
Our family is currently using Khan Academy for middle school biology and the Big History Project. My video guides you through the platform, highlighting the extensive resources available, including partner courses, AP prep, and unique features like the periodic table of elements. You can get a visual on this in the video linked down below! Khan Academy is an undervalued resource in the homeschool community. These are totally free courses ranging from preschool to AP and college prep. There are partner courses with NOVA and NASA. The courses self-grade and are designed with the intent to follow commonly accepted public school standards.
Integrating Khan Academy with Google Classroom
One of the standout features of Khan Academy is its compatibility with Google Classroom. The linked YouTube video demonstrates how to set up a Google Classroom, create assignments, and seamlessly integrate Khan Academy resources. This powerful combination streamlines the homeschooling process. By simply creating a Google Classroom and logging into both programs, you can one-click assign Khan Academy lessons and courses to your child. Don’t snooze on the amazing technological advances being made in free online school resources just because they were designed for public schoolers. If you do, you will be missing out!
Conclusion and Future Plans
As we wrap up our exploration, I want to emphasize the underappreciated value of Khan Academy. It’s an underloved resource that deserves more attention in the homeschooling community. Stay tuned for the upcoming no-cost homeschooling series, where I’ll delve into practical strategies for various grade levels.
I hope this guide provides valuable insights into maximizing Khan Academy for your homeschooling journey. If you have any questions or specific topics you’d like to see covered in the upcoming series, drop a comment or message me on Instagram. Until next time, keep making everyday magic in your homeschooling adventure!